Wooden grist mills, brick textile mills, and concrete lofts in our towns and cities all attest to Connecticut’s long manufacturing history. Many of these buildings have been adapted to new uses such as museums, housing or office space, but we have all seen others lifeless and neglected.
Making Places: Historic Mills of Connecticut is an initiative of the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation to document the state’s historic factories and to encourage their reuse through education and technical assistance. An introduction to the program will be followed by select survey findings, notably as they pertain to Stonington.
Making Places is funded by the State Historic Preservation Office, Department of Economic and Community Development of the State of Connecticut, and the Community Investment Act.
Renée Tribert, has been Project Manager for Making Places since 2014, after a sixteen year preservation hiatus spent in environmental consulting. She has an MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and has been curator/collections manager at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and the New Britain Museum of American Art.
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